Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon

  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.5  (36,130)

In this prequel series to The Big Bang Theory, we get a look at the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the genius who will grow up to live in an apartment with a few other geniuses. Here, though, he has to learn how to cope with being the smartest kid in the neighborhood. The series begins when Sheldon is nine years old. He's by far smarter than other kids his age, and he's already in high school. That makes him very different from everyone else around him in Texas. It also makes him different from everyone in his own family. The unusual interactions between Sheldon and his family and friends are the basis of the series' humor. That's what ties it to the parent series, The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon is set in the 1980s and 90s. The time setting is mostly unimportant, but the writers do occasionally take the opportunity to slip in retro cultural references. The series debuted on CBS in 2017. It originally aired immediately after The Big Bang Theory until that series ended in 2019. Young Sheldon has received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Ratings have been smaller than those of the parent series, but the spin off is still considered successful. It was renewed for a third and fourth season in 2019. The first three seasons of the series began airing in reruns on Nick at Nite in 2020. On-demand streaming of the first three seasons also became available on HBO Max in 2020.

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A Black Hole
17. A Black Hole
May 6, 2021
The Coopers discuss the possibilities of black holes and alternate universes when Dr. Sturgis comes over for dinner.
A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips
16. A Second Prodigy and the Hottest Tips for Pouty Lips
April 29, 2021
Sheldon finds himself at odds with Paige once again when she considers enrolling at East Texas Tech. Also, Mary seeks June's advice when looking for a change.
A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities
15. A Virus, Heartbreak and a World of Possibilities
April 22, 2021
Sheldon is caught in a moral dilemma when offered a bootleg copy of a computer game he can't afford. Also, Mary and Meemaw take Brenda out for girls' night while George Sr. and the guys watch Billy, and Missy asks Georgie to take her and Marcus on a secret date.
Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency
14. Mitch's Son and the Unconditional Approval of a Government Agency
April 15, 2021
When the IRS accuses Sheldon of making a mistake, he'll stop at nothing to prove them wrong. Also, Dale is forced to get a colonoscopy and tries to convince Meemaw to join him.
The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education
13. The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education
April 8, 2021
Sheldon refuses to ride in a car after getting into an accident with Meemaw. Also, Missy uses their trauma to her advantage at school and Meemaw is forced to take the church shuttle while her car is in the shop.
A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science
12. A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science
April 1, 2021
Dr. Linkletter and Meemaw team up on a science experiment. Also, Mary is jealous that Pastor Jeff and Brenda (Melissa Peterman) are spending time together, and Georgie has a new side hustle.
A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles
11. A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles
March 11, 2021
Dr. Linkletter pushes Sheldon to make friends with his fellow students at college. Also, Georgie gets a pager.
Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-free Bolts
10. Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-free Bolts
March 4, 2021
Sheldon campaigns to become Dr. Linkletter's lab assistant. Also, Georgie enlists the help of Mr. Lundy, the drama teacher, for a surprising business venture.
Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey
9. Crappy Frozen Ice Cream and an Organ Grinder's Monkey
February 25, 2021
Sheldon and George Sr. dine with President Hagemeyer and a university benefactor. Also, Georgie gives Missy some brotherly advice when Mary won't let her go to the school dance, and Dale and June convince Meemaw to attend their son's wedding.
An Existential Crisis And A Bear That Makes Bubbles
8. An Existential Crisis And A Bear That Makes Bubbles
February 18, 2021
Meemaw takes matters into her own hands when Sheldon's philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson, sends him into a tailspin. Also, George Sr. learns Georgie has been cutting class.
A Philosophy Class And Worms That Can Chase You
7. A Philosophy Class And Worms That Can Chase You
February 11, 2021
Sheldon's first day of college is derailed by his new philosophy teacher, Professor Ericson. Also, Mary and Brenda live vicariously through Missy's first day of middle school.
Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper
6. Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper
January 21, 2021
College orientation does not go as Sheldon planned. Also, Mary is invited to a party when she's mistaken for a university student, and George Sr. helps Pastor Jeff set up a children's nursery.
A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On
5. A Musty Crypt and a Stick to Pee On
December 17, 2020
Dale and Meemaw work out relationship issues while playing Dungeons and Dragons with Sheldon and Missy. Also, Mary and George take a trip with Coach Wilkins and his wife, and Georgie freaks out when his girlfriend thinks she's pregnant.
Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love
4. Bible Camp and a Chariot of Love
December 3, 2020
When their mothers force them to attend Vacation Bible School. Also, George is furious after Georgie makes a questionable purchase.
Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken
3. Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken
November 19, 2020
With college in sight, Sheldon is determined to ride his bike without training wheels. Also, Mary and George Sr. argue overparenting styles.
A Docent, a Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton
2. A Docent, a Little Lady and a Bouncer Named Dalton
November 12, 2020
Sheldon gets a summer job at the local train museum. Also, George and Missy bond when Missy embarks on a new stage of womanhood, and Georgie discovers Mary's guilty pleasure.
Graduation
1. Graduation
November 5, 2020
After graduating high school, Sheldon has a breakdown when he realizes he may not be ready for college. Also, Dale tries to make amends with Meemaw.
Cooped Up with the Coopers
101. Cooped Up with the Coopers
October 26, 2020
"Cooped Up with the Coopers" is a virtual "family" reunion with the ensemble cast, all broadcasting from their respective home fronts in a relatable and spirited time capsule of an extraordinary time in our lives.
Young Sheldon
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In this prequel series to The Big Bang Theory, we get a look at the early life of Sheldon Cooper, the genius who will grow up to live in an apartment with a few other geniuses. Here, though, he has to learn how to cope with being the smartest kid in the neighborhood.

The series begins when Sheldon is nine years old. He's by far smarter than other kids his age, and he's already in high school. That makes him very different from everyone else around him in Texas. It also makes him different from everyone in his own family. The unusual interactions between Sheldon and his family and friends are the basis of the series' humor. That's what ties it to the parent series, The Big Bang Theory.

Young Sheldon is set in the 1980s and 90s. The time setting is mostly unimportant, but the writers do occasionally take the opportunity to slip in retro cultural references.

The series debuted on CBS in 2017. It originally aired immediately after The Big Bang Theory until that series ended in 2019.

Young Sheldon has received generally positive reviews from both critics and audiences. Ratings have been smaller than those of the parent series, but the spin off is still considered successful. It was renewed for a third and fourth season in 2019.

The first three seasons of the series began airing in reruns on Nick at Nite in 2020. On-demand streaming of the first three seasons also became available on HBO Max in 2020.Young Sheldon is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (83 episodes). The series first aired on September 25, 2017.

Where to Watch Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Young Sheldon on demand at Apple TV+, HBO Max and Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Paramount+.

  • Premiere Date
    September 25, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (36,130)